Happy NaNoWriMo! I figured this would be a fun day to confirm I have not died nor have I been put into an sort of institution.
I won't be participating in NaNoWriMo this year, first off.
Secondly, while I have completely disappeared and not even read a single one of the blogs I follow since..... oh geez, May probably, I do want to continue to write and finish my novel from last year. Have I kept up any sort of writing habit? Hell no. Reading? Nope. What have I been doing you ask?
As in breads and cookies and carrot cake and pumpkin rolls with buttercream frosting.
That's my big news and what's been going on. I've started my own bakery business.
Back in April for the A to Z Challenge, I did a post for P, and it was about my kick-ass great-grandmother (who's still with us). Her actual first name is Florence. She used to bake a ton. Breads, cookies, carrot cake, oh god it was all so good. It took me a few years but she finally began to share with me all her recipes. Because when she's gone, we're going to want some god damn carrot cake.
I cannot cook to save my life. I cook better with my character in World of Warcraft than I can in real life. So you can imagine how shocked Adam and I were after I made said carrot cake and it was the best carrot cake we've ever had, I knocked all her recipes out of the park.
With a little brainstorming, math, and a big, terrifying jump, I began the journey of Flo's Bakery, baking out of my home to pay my bills. I left my old job at that car dealership mid-August and haven't looked back. That position began sucking the life out of me where I'd be coming home either in a fit of rage or a ball of tears, so there was no desire at all to write. Since then I've been caught up in the business.
Also, Adam and I did tie the knot in September. We leave for our honeymoon next week, which is another reason why I'm not doing NaNoWriMo. Blizzcon, Disneyland, and we even get to see Metallica. BLAM! Best trip ever!
So that's what's going on here in Michigan. Dara the Writer isn't writing a whole lot, but Dara the Baker showed up out of nowhere. After our trip I do want to get into a routine again and start writing again, getting back into that mess of a supposed novel and complete it somehow.
Place your bets for when I'll post here again.